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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number 36311 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 36311

  • Draw-Tite
  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 300 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar and pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



36311 Draw-Tite Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

90757 Hidden Hitch Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver



36311 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 36311 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1998 - 2008 Subaru Forester



California residents: click here


Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Subaru Forester - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Subaru Forester, we're going to take a look at, and also show you how to install, the Draw-Tite custom fit Class 2 trailer hitch receiver. This offer the inch and quarter by inch and a quarter opening. It's part number is 36311. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. As you can see, our cost to remains mainly hidden behind the fascia. It gives us a really clean look.

We've got our receiver to opening and our safety chain connection point's really all that we've got visible. This is a class II, so we've got an inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter opening. Little reinforcement band around there, it's going to give us good strength. Then you can see our safety chain connection points here. These are a role the styles steel, roll the stock style steel. Plenty of room in there to get whatever connected that we might want.

From making our connections or attaching anything to our vehicle, you can see we've got a half inch diameter pinhole right up here. At this pinhole is designed for use with class II accessories to meet the minimum weight requirements. It looks like you're going to have enough room to use pins and clips, anti-Rattle bolts, even locking hitch pins should have enough room there. Class II hitches are really pretty versatile. They are not as versatile as a class read but this is going to allow you to use bike racks, cargo carriers, you can tow trailers with them. The tongue weight rating of the maximum downward force we can put here at the receiver tube opening is going to be 300 pounds.

The maximum gross trailer weight rating, which is the total weight of our trailer and anything we we're to load up on it is 3500 pounds. The hitch is not waited for use with weight distribution and you do want to check the owners manual of the Forester, you want to see what its tow rating is and go off of which ever of those numbers are the lowest. A couple of measurements that are helpful when it comes to selecting ball mounts, bike racks, or hitch cargo carriers will be from the ground to the inside top edge of a receiver to opening, we've got about 13 1/2 inches. From the center of our hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of our bumper is about 4. To begin our installation, we are going to take down the charcoal canister here. For this, we will use a 12 millimeters socket. We need to remove the 2 knots here on the back side.

That will allow us to bring that down out of the way slightly so we can get to the rest of our bolts here. The next bolt we will take out will be right here on the side. This is just a little support bold for our tow bracket there. For this one we will need a 14. Now we can grab our 17 and we need to take out the 3 bolts that run right up our frame rail here. Tow bracket will come off. Here on our driver's side, we've got a bolt here we are going to be removing and to our working forward, these are both of the 14's. Get our exhaust hanger out of the way here and we need to take out the 4 running forward. Now, we will set all of our hardware aside because we are going to be reusing some of it when we reinstall our hitch. We are also going to take down our fascia support bracket, here. Remove the pushpin fastener. Now, we will grab a 10 millimeters socket, we're going to pull the knot off this forward attachment point. Then we can remove the bolt that goes into the back side of the trunk pin. Now, we will use a little bit of spray lubricant here on our exhaust hanger and we want to get that separated. Typically a large screwdriver or a prybar from underneath will get the job done for us. Like that. That's just going to give us a little bit of her to pull that down and get in and install our hardware. Now we are ready to get our hitch raised up into position. We want to guide the drivers side up over our exhaust here. You can see we are going to have to work it around that hanger. It should sit in front of our frame rail and then we will bring our cost to up and over the exhaust. I like to let it sit right there while I take care of getting the bolts in my passenger side. As we do this, we need our hitch to go in the opening and our evac canister bracket. We are going to be sandwiching that between the hitch on the bottom of the car. Now, we will take our new hardware and just get that threaded in. You'll see a conical to washer on there. We want the teeth of that washer to be facing up toward our hitch. We can get 3 or 4 times on that, we will let it rest they are while we get our side started. Now, with both sides started, our hitch will be held in position. We are going to grab our other 5 fasteners and get those put in place. Just be sure that our forward bolt on this side is going to pass through our hitch bracket and also our canister bracket. We can get it threaded in place. Once they are all started, let's just take a quick look to be sure we have our hitch centered. We've confirmed that, start smoking down our fasteners. Now, we need to look in our instructions. There, we will have our torque specifications. We want to get all our fasteners torqued down appropriately. Now, we can raise our evac canister back up into position. We will secure it with the same knots we removed earlier. Now, the inside hanger, we are just going to pass it through right back on the stud it was on. On the outside, here, we are going to use our new bolt. This bolt is going to come with the kit. We will place it on the flat washer, we're going to place it right through our hanger, bring it through the hole in the side of our hitch there, place on another washer, then we've got our lock washer and also a nut that we are going to thread on. Now, we're going to bring our fascia out a little bit to where the plastic tab's on the bottom side. We are going to re-secure it using the pushpin fastener we removed earlier. With our exhaust back in place, that's going to complete our installation of the Draw-Tite custom fit class to trailer hitch receiver, part number 36311 on our 2007 Subaru Forester.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36311

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (118 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

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2006 Subaru Forester

No hitches installing this hitch, would recommend to anyone wanting something straight-forward and reasonably priced. Been using it on a 2006 Subaru Forester with a Bicycle Rack for up to 4 Bikes. The hitch itself works as expected. 477440



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2005 Subaru Forester

Had the hitch professionally installed, and have used the hitch to attach a small trailer (wood splitter) a handful of times over the past year. Had to have the shank that inserts into the hitch ground to get a good fit, but other than that, this has been a very satisfying investment for me. 428952



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2006 Subaru Forester

Easy installation on my 2006 Subaru Forester. Everything lined up and bolted in place. 411384


Comments
I do not use it very often but every time I have used it it worked great
Bob R - 07/29/2018

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Subaru

2002 Subaru Forester Great company, great design. Went on as the video describes. Less than an hour. Three pictures include installed hitch, exhaust bracket and tie downs that come completely off of the vehicle. Everything is included in the box and the instructions, while the drawings are a little technical, are superb! Just read them and you won't have a problem. We will use it to carry our MTBs with a Yakima bike carrier. 417396



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2006 Subaru Forester

Excellent fit up, easy install less than 30 minutes. If I need another this is the one I would buy again. 489546



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2007 Subaru Forester

I put this on my 2007 Forester. Great customer service. The hitch did not have any protective packaging between it and the cardboard box it came in - there was a hole in the box and some of the paint was chipped off as a result but the hitch itself did not appear structurally damaged (will find out when I start towing something I guess). Overall it appears to be a well-built, solid design that fits inconspicuously behind the fascia w/o affecting the approach angle of the rear bumper since it hangs higher than the exhaust (for those that take their subies off road at all). My recommendation would be to install the hitch first w/ the stock bolts to get it into place, then go back through and replace with the new bolts. Reason being the stock ones have a section of unthreaded shaft on the tip that aids in lining it up. The replacement bolts are threaded all the way to the end, making it pretty difficult to start them, especially while trying to hold the hitch in position. You may find it helpful on all these bolts to tape the new washer into place on the hitch so it's not getting in your way as you're starting the bolt. Also, on the most forward passenger side bolt, make sure to get the carbon container bracket perfectly lined up. 516595



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2007 Subaru Forester

Great product, easy install. Took more than hour for me, because I had my neighbors distracting me. All in told about an hour an half. I did discover one trick. We use the help of a floor jack to hold up the hitch as we put the bolts in. It was a big help with jack doing all the work of holding the hitch place. 35090



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2002 Subaru Forester

Hitch seems nice, putting it on a 16 year old car is the challenge! Had some issues with the bolts, but not a fault if the hitch. This is the 4th hitch install I've done and it was the worst. I think it has to do with the way the car is made. 549311


Comments
The hitch you purchased mounts to the vehicle using nuts that have been welded into the frame member. Once the vehicle has a few years on it especially in northern climates that use chemicals on the roads in the winter road crud and corrosion builds up on these fasteners in the frame which makes it difficult to install the attachment hardware. In some cases where the gunk and rust isnt too bad, a spray lubricant and a wire brush like # DW00254
Battery Post and Terminal Cleaner - Wire Brush
$2.94
can be used. If this doesnt do the trick, a thread tap like # PTW8662
12 mm x 1.25 Tap and Drill Bit
$8.04
would be your best bet to clean the threads.
-- Mike L - 08/03/2018

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It was a Direct fit which made for an easy install. The hitch is made of quality steel. Fast shipping and received my product with in a few days of ordering it. 560789



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2003 Subaru Forester

I knew nothing about trailer hitches before I purchase one from you. We wanted one for our Subaru Forester so that we could carry our bikes. The shop that installed it had the work done in 45 minutes, so I'm assuming it was pretty easy to install. I am very pleased with how it looks and the bike carries tucks in easily. Thank you to all your customers who provided such detailed reviews to help me make an "intelligent" decision. 168885



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Great product, install was easy and came with good quality bolts. 738923



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Great hitch! It pulls everything I hook it to. 699667



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The hitch was a perfect fit. The instructions were clear and all the parts were there 696274



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I didn’t get a chance to use it because I sold the car. The installation was fairly easy. 695409



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Excellent product easy to install 677740



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2006 Subaru Forester

easy purchasing easy shipping received promptly 664982



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Solid product, seems very well-constructed. Never got to install it due to car troubles, but the quality is evident 656479



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2007 Subaru Forester

nice hitch, and fast delivery 654910



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2007 Subaru Forester

The hitch was high-quality powder coated and fit perfectly. 653579



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Used it to go from NY to NO and it worked well. 651969



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We have not installed the item yet, but the customer service I received from Gwen was AMAZING!!! I have been in customer service most of my life and she did such a wonderful job answering all my question.She made sure that I ordered the parts that I needed for the job I needed to do. It was so great to get a follow up email letting me know that she had tracked my item and knew that it had been delivered. It is so nice to receive this type of Grade A customer service in a world where you cant even get a interview thank you card or rejection letter from a company you have applied for. Kudos to your company and your staff, especially Gwen for doing such an Amazing job taking care of me. 650614



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The best place to buy hitch's, is my second purchase and I am 100% satisfied. Thank you very much 646621



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Fast install. Easy. The fit was great. 644900



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Not only was the price the best around, I also received a Draw-tite hitch to my surprise. Kit included new hardware and everything needed to install. Delivery was fast and free! I'm very happy with my purchase and will order my future hitch needs through etrailer. 636253



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amazing over all experience. easy install with the hitch and the wires. took a total of about 1-1/2 hrs. highly recommend 635193


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Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Subaru Forester
    For your 2006 Subaru Forester we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 36311 which is a 1-1/4 inch hitch. Only larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks will have the larger two inch hitch size. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out though. This is a Class II hitch which means it's the highest capacity 1-1/4 inch hitch as it has 3,500 lb trailer weight capacity.
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2007 Subaru Forester
    We do have a couple trailer hitches available that are confirmed to fit your 2007 Subaru Forester, however they are all Class II models that feature a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. There is not a 2 inch hitch receiver available for your vehicle. Trailer hitch manufacturers tend to design their hitches to closely match the capacity of the vehicles they are designed to fit on. Trailer hitches with larger 2 inch receiver openings will have higher weight capacities, which is likely why there...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for 2003 Subaru Forester
    The vehicle and the structure under the car where the hitch attaches wouldn't be strong enough to withstand towing a Class III rated trailer, which is why a Class III hitch isn't available for your vehicle. None of our hitch manufacturers offer a Class III option for your 2003 Forester. The Draw-Tite Class II hitch, part # 36311 is a reasonably priced solution. For a trailer wiring harness, use part # 118461. You'll also need a ball mount like # 36051, but you will want to measure your...
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  • Does the Carbon Canister have to be Removed to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2005 Subaru Forester
    When installing Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36311 on a 2005 Subaru Forester you will sandwich the carbon canister bracket between the hitch and the vehicle frame. You will not put the canister on after installing the hitch. I have included a link to the instructions. Step 5 mentions sandwiching the bracket between hitch and frame. I have also included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • Recommendations for Removing Exhaust Rattle after Installing a Hitch on a 2007 Subaru Forester
    There are a couple methods for eliminating exhaust rattle after a hitch is installed. Check out the video I attached to see the recommended methods for doing this. Changing the exhaust hanger could work and is one of the recommended methods for eliminating exhaust rattle.
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  • Can I use Class II Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2003 Subaru Forester to Carry a Bike Rack
    Yes, the Draw-Tite hitch 36311 will fit your 2003 Subaru Forester and can carry a bike rack. This hitch is a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch, so make sure the carrier you want to use is built for a 1-1/4 inch hitch. I have added a link below to a page that has all the bike racks we carry that will fit a Class II 1-1/4 hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch Adapter Recommendation for 2008 Subaru Forester to Carry Bike Rack
    I have a solution for you, but we do not offer any trailer hitches with a 2 inch hitch receiver for your 2008 Subaru Forester. All of the trailer hitches we offer for your vehicle are Class II trailer hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers. The only way to carry your bike rack with a 2 inch shank is to use a hitch adapter. The downside to using an adapter is that it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. The trailer hitch I recommend for your Forester...
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  • Hitch Recommendation to Mount 2 Inch Hitch Accessories on 2004 Subaru Forester
    I may have a solution for you to have a 2 inch hitch receiver opening on your 2004 Subaru Forester. The only hitch available for your Forester is a Class II, 1-1/4 inch receiver hitch like the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 36311. I have attached an installation video for you to check out. Since there are no 2 inch hitches available for your Forester, you would need to use an adapter like part # HTAD to convert your 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver to a 2 inch receiver. The hitch pins and clips...
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  • Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch for 2004 Subaru Forester
    For your Forester I recommend the Draw-Tite # 36311. This is a cost-effective option that offers fairly simple installation, includes all required installation hardware and needs no drilling. A complete install video is linked for you. If you also need a wiring harness I suggest the Tekonsha # 118461 which offers easy plug-in installation as shown in the other linked video.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Subaru Forester for Use with Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier
    The hitch options for your 2006 Subaru Forester are all 1-1/4-inch Class II types and among them is the Curt # C12038 which does require you to use their stabilizing strap # 18050. The other hitches do not require you to use the strap but certainly it is not a bad idea to help support any cargo load and hitch with a strap like the Curt or something similar. The Curt hitch is the most cost-effective of all options and rewards you with a slightly higher weight capacity of 350-lbs versus...
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  • Recommendation For Trailer Hitch For 2003 Subaru Forester
    Both the Curt Class II Hitch, Item # C12038, and the Draw-Tite Class II Hitch, Item # 36311, are confirmed fits for your 2003 Subaru Forester. The Curt Hitch requires stabilizing straps to be used when using hitch for non-trailer loads like a bike rack. When stabilizing straps are not used, your warranty from Curt is voided. Draw-Tite hitches do not require stabilizing straps to be used on non-trailer loads. The Curt and Draw-Tite Hitches have the same maximum gross trailer weight of...
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  • Recommended Class II Trailer Hitch for Towing Small Utility Trailer w/ 2008 Subaru Forester
    The Curt Class II trailer hitch you referenced, part # C12038 has a 3500 lb towing/350 lb tongue weight capacity. If you'll only be using the hitch for towing a trailer, it should work just fine for you. However, if you're wanting to use the hitch as an attachment point for other hitch mounted accessories like a cargo carrier or a bike rack, it wouldn't be the best choice. Curt's warranty requirement state that all non-trailer loads need to use a stabilizing strap, like part # 18050. The...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendations/Comparisons for a 2006 Subaru Forester
    For the 2006 Subaru Forester there are only Class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers available. The Draw-Tite hitch # 36311 and Curt hitch # C12038 are both rated for 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight. The Curt hitch is rated for 350 pounds tongue weight and the Draw-Tite is rated for 300 pounds tongue weight. These capacities are greater than what the vehicle is capable of though. According to the owner's manual if the trailer has brakes then the vehicle can tow 2,400 pounds gross...
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  • Compatibility of Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458 4-Bike Rack with 2003 Subaru Forester
    If your Forester has a Class II or III hitch, the Yakima # Y02458 RidgeBack 4 Bike rack will work great for you. Your hitch should have a sticker on it that lists the capacity and class of the hitch. If your hitch is a Class I, you'll need to use a Class I compatible bike rack which will limit you to carrying only two bikes. A Class I hitch has a limited capacity, and any additional bikes added after the first two will place the load too far away from the rear of the vehicle, which...
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  • Subaru 2003 Forester Hitch Installation and Platform Style 4-Bike Rack Recommendation
    It's not necessary to use a lift to install a hitch on your Forester, but if you have or can borrow ramps or jack stands from somebody, it will make the installation much easier. If that's not an option, we offer some fairly inexpensive ramps as part # FT11909MI or jack stands as part # PTW41021. Either the Curt # C12038 or the Draw-Tite # 36311 would work fine for you. They install in the same manner, and have identical capacities. Both install with standard metric wrenches or sockets...
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  • 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mount for a 2003 Subaru Forester Hitch
    I went out into our warehouse and measured the cross tubes of both the Curt # 12038 and the Draw Tite # 36311 and found that they have cross tubes that measure 2-1/2 inches by 1-1/2 inches. The 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box, part # 18156, could be installed onto one of these hitches, but I do not believe it is your best option as you would have to install the mount on the bottom of the cross tube. I would recommend you use a 6 and 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Box for...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2005 Subaru Forester
    For your 2005 Subaru Forester we only have Class II trailer hitches that are 1-1/4 inch size openings like the Draw Tite part # 36311. The larger hitch size of 2 inch is designed for larger vehicles with higher capacities like trucks and SUVs. The # 36311 can still carry a bike rack or tow a small trailer though so it still is a great option. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F for a bike...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation 2005 Subaru Forester
    The only hitches we carry for your 2005 Subaru Forester are Class II like the Draw Tite hitch part # 36311. Class III hitches are usually reserved for higher capacity vehicles like SUVs and trucks. As long as you stay under the towing capacities of this hitch 3,500 total trailer weight and 300 lbs tongue weight this hitch would work just fine.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Subaru Forester
    All of the available hitches for the 2007 Subaru Forester have 1-1/4 inch receivers but the good news is that they are Class II hitches which will allow you more options for bike racks because they have a higher weight capacity than Class I hitches. Swinging bike racks are good for access to the rear of the vehicle, but we also have numerous tilting bike racks that allow access to the rear of the vehicle. Take a look at the Saris Glide EX, # SA774. This is a 4 bike rack that tilts out...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options and Maximum Weight Capacity for a 2004 Subaru Forester
    After researching your question, I found a couple of sources stating that the towing capacity for a 2004 Subaru is 2,400 lbs. Nonetheless, I recommend double checking your specific owner's manual. Also, if you're looking for a Trailer Hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" (300 lbs TW // 3500 lbs GTW) # 36311 Please check out the attached video that highlights why I recommend this particular Trailer Hitch for your vehicle. To...
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  • Can Hitch for 2003 Subaru Forester be Used as Recovery Point Since Tow Hook Gets Disconnected
    If you needed to use the Draw Tite hitch part # 36311 as a recovery point on your 2003 Subaru Forester since the tow hook has to come off you certainly could.
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  • 3-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2007 Subaru Forester with Class II Hitch
    Platform bike racks are great. They provide a very solid way to carry the bikes and are much easier to load and unload than hanging bike racks. They downside with them typically is a bit more weight and they can get pricey as well. Most of the racks are made for 2 or 4 bike configurations, but we do have the Kuat Transfer 3 part # TS03B which is a great option. It's a bit lighter weight for a platform rack at 52 lbs, can tilt up and down, and only touches the bikes at the tires which...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2007 Subaru Forester
    The best bike rack option for a vehicle is a hitch mounted bike rack as it provides the most secure attachment point and doesn't require lifting the vehicle up and down off of the roof. It also keep the bike out of the wind unlike a roof rack option. So for a hitch for the 2007 Subaru Forester the Draw Tite part # 36311 is the way to go as it does not require the use of a stabilizer strap like the Curt does with bike racks. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F....
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Option for Transporting Snow Blower with 2003 Subaru Forester
    I have a solution for you, but the MaxxTow cargo carriers you referenced will not work with the Class II trailer hitches for your Forester. Since only Class II trailer hitches are available for your vehicle, you will want to use a cargo carrier that is designed to fit a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver. We do not have any cargo carriers with ramps designed to fit 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches. I recommend the 20x48 Curt Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 Inch and 2 Inch Hitches # C18110. This cargo...
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  • What Bike Racks will Fit a 2001 Subaru Forrester Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
    There are not any 1 bike racks out there, the smallest racks are 2 bike. However, below you will find a link to all of the bike racks we have that will fit a Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch. You can use the filters on the left hand side, or the recommended criteria at the top to help you find the rack that will best suit your needs.
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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Hitch and Method to Carry Mobility Scooter on a 2007 Subaru Forester
    To answer the last question first, the only trailer hitches available for a 2007 Subaru Forester are Class II hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers. An adapter would reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent which would make it 150 pounds on the 36311 hitch. An option other than a hitch mounted carrier is to tow a small trailer behind the car like # K2MMT5X7. This will allow you to carry the mobility power chair without putting all of the chair's weight on the trailer...
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker Bike Rack # RRRBC048 Fit a 1998 Subaru Forester
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